Chican@ Studies at NACCS 2018!

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies will host the NACCS XLV (45th annual) conference on April 4-7, 2018 at the Doubletree By Hilton Bloomington in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Make sure not to miss these exciting presentations from UCSB Chicana and Chicano Studies Faculty, Affiliated Faculty, Graduate Students, and Alumni!



Encuentros in Translation: Sharing Queer Knowledges across Borders y Lenguas 

Ferrada, Juan Sebastian. University of California, Santa Barbara. “Mijito, que es Ebinary: Articulating queerness in platicas con las mamas in Santa Ana, California.”




Textual and Performative Critiques 

Bayer, Adrianna. University of California, Santa Barbara. “Motherhood’s Blood Memory: Queering the Norman Rockwell Family with 20th and 21st Chicanx and Latinx Literatures.”


Latina and meXicana Representations in Media and Fashion

Hurtado, Aída and Aracely Garcia?Gonzalez. University of California, Santa Barbara. “The Invisibility of the Visible: Women of Color on the Covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.” 

Hinojos, Sara Veronica. University of Houston. “Rasquache Domesticana Fashion: A meXicana Aesthetic.” 

Lopez Lyman, Jessica. University of Minnesota. “Now Trending: meXicana Fashion Designers and Social Media.”


Queering Past and Present Tejan@ Identity and Cultural Formations

Olguin, Ben. University of California, Santa Barbara. “Queering Carnalismo in WWII Literature: Homosociality and Homoerotic Brotherhood in Soldierboy, Zoot Suit, and WWII Era Memoir.” 


Building a New House: Innovative Tools and Methodologies in Chicanx Studies

Zarate, Adanari. University of California, Santa Barbara. ““At the end of the day, it’s just  communication”: Validating the linguistic lives of Latina/o/x youth.” 

Ferrada, Juan Sebastian. University of California, Santa Barbara. “Sounding Like a Jotx: Queer Language Politics and Jotería Methodologies in Chicanx Studies.” 

Barragán Miranda, Janett. University of California, Santa Barbara. “Reading Against the Grain: The Methodological Inventiveness of Chicana/o History.”

Chair: William Calvo?Quirós, William. University of Michigan.  



Disrupting the Binary: La Capacidad Revolucionaria del Pueblo Entero

Madrigal, Tomas. University of California Santa Barbara. “Disrupting the Binary: Beyond Productive and Reproductive Labor.” 


Because No Space is Safe: On Prison Rebellions, Mexican Magic, and Manifestos Written in the Subjunctive

García, Magda. University of California, Santa Barbara. “Queer, Mobile Tejanidades in Virginia Grise's Your Healing is Killing Me.”


Political Pasts and Futures 

Armbruster-Sandoval, Ralph, UC Santa Barbara. “It Can and Is Happening Here: Capitalism, Racism, and Neo?Fascism in Trump's America??Our Dark Night of the Soul.”


Roundtable: The Queer Art of Mentoring: Enacting a New World

Chair: Calvo?Quiros, William A. University of Michigan. 



The full program is available on the NACCS website: